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Alison Knowles Edit Profile

artist

Alison Knowles, American artist. Recipient Karl Sczuka Radio award Station WDR, Federal Republic Germany, 1982; Guggenheim fellow, 1968, 70; grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1981, 85, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, 1984; fellowship Harvard University, 2010.

Background

Knowles, Alison was born on April 29, 1933 in New York City.

Education

Student, Middlebury College, 1954. Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Pratt Institute, 1956. Student, Manhattan School Printing, 1962.

Works

  • painting

    • The Giant Bean Turner

    • Room (with George Brecht)

    • Time Samples

    • Bean Bag

    • Music by Alison, performed during Fully Guaranteed 12 Fluxus Concerts, New York, May 23, 1964

    • The Shoemaker’s Assistant

    • Bean Rolls

    • by Alison Knowles

    • Make a Salad

    • George Maciunas Performs The Identical Lunch

Connections

Married Dick Higgins, 1960. Children: Hannah, Jessie.

spouse:
Dick Higgins

children:
Hannah Knowles

Jessie Knowles